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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 26 1917 NATIONAL GUARDS BEING PREPARED FOR MUSTERING IN FRANCHERE TO AID MEN IN STUDYING FRENCH LANGUAGE Infantry Shoot Down Their Oivn Artillerymen in Or der to Get Their Horses I GERMANS ADVANCE IS RAPIDLY MOVING British Armored Motor Carsf Cover Retreat of Russians and Help Save Some July 2O German troops have captured tho Gali cian towns of Huczdcz Tlurpiicz Ottyeiila nnd Delaytyn the office announced todayThe Russians also are snid to be re treating in the direction ofCzer howitz the capital of Bnkowina London July appalling blow is the description of the Rus sian collapse given in a dispatch from Petrograd to Post Never in the war has Russia put afield armies British and French guns and gunners fly ing machines aviators and British armored cars were added to the un precedented technical the Russians themselves to make this particular front equal to anything Hiul Fine Chance f The artillery was planted In such ad mirable naturally prepared positions asamountedto the ideal There were where artillery lay in abso L lutely dead ground that was 300 yards from the enemy trenches Big guns were ideally placed thanks to the character of the terrain Shot Own Information regarding the guns of the eleventh army almost staggered It appears that the infantry shot down their own gunners in or der to gettheir horses or shot down thegiiir horses in revenge as they leaving all the arttllery the eleventh army in the enemies hands As far as the artillery and techni cal appliances of the seventieth ar my are concerned there is hope of their being saved Ilfkreat Cut Off Tho Germans were already a couple of days agosicross the Iicst road on the shortest line of retreat Tlio rate f the enemys ad vunce on the western hus iiccelerated ami the new posi tions are behind the line now oc cupied by the Germans It is becoming sin exceedingly an xious question whether Jie eighth army will succeed in get ting away but it is making tlie best hiiHte eastward Although deserted by the infantry British armored motor cars covered the retreat In Galicia and later co operated with the Russian cavalry in front of Tarnopol Petrograd July 26 The com mander in chief and the commanders of the various armies at the front having insisted that restoration of discipline in the army inevitably would necessitate infliction of the death penalty the government has agreed unanimously to restore capital punishment The measure is of temporary char acter to have effect until the end of the military operations The inquiry into the recent disorders here is be ing continued energetically under the supervision of the public prosecutor The authorities are talcing measures to discover and bring to justice all organizers of and participants in the revolt Des Moines July Adams Swander and Sutherland iava been picked up by Sergt hase Wickersham in his car as they were waiting for a fair grounds street car on down town corner at 10 p m Just before the auto accident Tues day night that killed Swander and Sutherland Get in boys and well make it before call to quarters s Sergt Wickersham called to the trio as he slowed up at tlie curb where they were standing The call is sounded at at the fair grounds and to get there in time Wickersham sent heavy touring car hurtling to the can over 50 They weei the iron Kxemption Hoard Miuki Time Awaiting of Iho Official lasts Pending arrival ot tha offKial lists of the draft numbers man who may be liable undertha first call have another day of grace in which they can still enlist in the army navy or national guard Sheriff Marsh is quite confident however that a late mall today will tiring tbe lists and then work of preparing notice to those who must appear will bogin D M Kelleher was made chairman H B Plumb of aWterloo was chosen secretary ot the district hoard of evxemption for the northern dis trict of at the first meeting of the exemption Aboard held at Fort Dodge at the office of D M Kelleh er The boards duties will he to pass on exemptions from the selective conscription draft They will pass on occupational exemptions and all such exemptions as are not jurisdic tion ofthe local exemption boards The meeting wiu adjourned until July 31 when the board will meet at Waterloo The office of the board will be at 025 Sycamore street Waterloo Iowa or the present This office howev er is subject ot change at any time but if a change is made newspapers in this district will be notified and in this manner those interesetd can ob tain all the information necessary umonlnn Gnins Petrograd July for ces captured Tuesdays and Wed nesdays battle on Rumanian front more than a thousand prisoners says the official statement issued today by the Russian war department The Rumanians took thirtythree guns seventeen machine guns ten mine throwers and much militia material On the same front the statement says the Russians also captured about a thousand prisoners and twentyfour guns A AMERICANS SAXK 0 UBOATS British Sailors Claim Attack on Transports Disastrous Halifax N July Bailors arriving here today who claim to have been among crews of vessels In the vicinity of the transports which conveyed the first American troops to France say they were credibly in formed that German submarines made a concentrated attack and were beaten off with a loss of six Uboats only one submarine escaping The sailors said they were within three miles of the transports and witnessed heavy and continuous fire The men were on three former Dutch vessels which had been taken over by the British government and were on their way to Europe YOUNG KIEGMAX CAPTUREU Boy Who Killed Father Arrested at Uncles Home Sac City July Ziegrhan the farmer boy who killed his fath er as the latter and his mother were engaging in a quarrel was brought to the sheriffs office at Sac City yesterday After firing the fatal shot he was apparently greatly frightened and scarcely comprehending what he had done he ran off through the grove and according to hlo atory hid in a corn field until dnrk Then he went to Odebolt miles distant and spent the night at the home of hia uncle Valentine Htnrfchs whence ho was Drought to Sac City Leo is 16 years old and small for his ago He says he did not mean to kill his father sentiment in the vi cinity of Odebolt Is said to be strong ly In the lads favor Index to Numbers Washington July lo cal exemption hoards were at work today assembling men of the selec tive draft forces officials the pro vost marshall generals office began preparing a new publication to fur nish registered men with an easy method of keeping track of their status nitheir districts The new list will he issued with cross reference by numbers between the red ink and drawing numbers It be possible for those supplied with lists to inform any man almost in stantly in what order he was drawn when he furnishes his red ink uum ber Registrants who expect to be called In the first draft now must watch the exemption board headquarters so as to know Immediately when their names are posted The date when they are to report for physical exam ination will be shown at thf same time The qeustion of deepndents will not come up in any way until a report on a manu physical condition shows him to besuitable for military ser When thig has been receiv ed the hoard will he prepard to re cive affidavits on th dependents th prospective soldier has The forms of the affidavits will be furnished by the board DRATT COST HIM Notified Parents in Greece Then Ho Learns Ho Is Exempted Amea July 26 The draft cost Vagenas Constantino a soda dispens er When the Greek learned that his number had been selected and that he was certain to be among the first of Americas great armies he sent a cablegram to his parents who reside near Athena Greece This message cost him The next morning news was received here that Story county would be exempt from enlisting any men In the first draft THE WEATHER Yesterday was the banner day for corn hay and Coca Cola The weath er man has in his possession reports from all parts of the country which state that with a continuance of the present weather all crops will be bumper crops Reports telling of the splendid con dition of the corn oats and other small grains are coming in daily Yes terday was the warmest yet but bod ily discomforts of the hot weather can be borne with ease with the knowledge that no bodily discomforts from the lack of food will exist this winter Yesterdays extremes were Maximum 92 Minimum 70 These temperatures are recorded by an authorized weather observer anil are to bo if id upon Des Moines Jiily Charles W Adams of ilason City and Sergt Chase Wickersham of Des Moines the two national guardsmen injured in the automobile accident Tuesday night that caused the death of two other soldiers were reported easily and undoubtedly out of danger of relapse today A military funeral for Clarence Swander Des Moines and Gail Suth erland Madrid the two soldiers kill ed will be held tomorrow afternoon at oclock Their comrades will act as pall hearers Soldier Victims of Auto Stnashup May Not Recover Recovery from effects of the acci dent of Tuesday night in which an auto driven by Sergt Chase Wicker sham Battery P First Iowa Held ar tillery crashed Into the center post of the main gate the Iowa State fair grounds at Des Moines by Wick urshaiu and Private Charles Adams of the Iowa Ammunition train of Mason City is by no means certain Wickersham is a brother of Mrs Floyd Douglas of this city and Mr Douglas returned this morning from Des Moiues wherevthey were called after the accident Mr and Mrs Warren Adams parents of the other boy are still ar Des Moines A Des Moines hoy and a Madrid boy were killed In the wreck Mr Douglas gays Wickersham was probablydriving forty miles an hour on his way to the grounds and not 54 miles as reported and that the guard at the gate estimated be was going twentyfive miles an hour when the ear crashed into the brick center post Wickershams body is one mass of bruise covered it is black Internal injury of both him and Adams are feared as Wicker sham is conscious liut for very short intervals and soon dozes off after rec ognizing a friend and Adams was spitting blood last night Adams also has a broken leg preparations for the formal muster of Companies A and D Sec ond Iowa infantry into Federal ser vice by Lieut Lown are being made today The preliminaries include final Physical examinations of ail the men jy medical officers representing the regular army checking over of all supplies and a great deal of paper work in connection with records of he organizations The physical examinations which are independent and distinct froni the state examinations given a few days ago were commenced yester day members of Company A being examined first As soon as Company A was finished examination of mem bers of Company D began Ten men are being lined up in the examination room at a time Lieut Lown was unifble to esti mate how long a stay he will make here saying that it depends entirely on how long the preliminaries take The ceremony of muster In itself when the time arrives is merely a matter of Toll call When the roll all starts the men arc still state troops and when if ends tlvey aro federal troops A different plan is being followed this year than last when the regi ments were assembled at Camp Dodge for muster Tlie war depart ment determined that the work could be done in a more satisfactory man ner if the men weer examined and mustered before leaving home so the mustering officers are visiting the home stations Lieut Lown must ering officers is from Waterloo and a member of the already First Iowa infantry CLAIM FAVORITISM IS SHOWN MEN OF CAPITAL SN FORMiNG NEW UNIT Gross favoritism la being shown men from Des Molnos in the mustering of the Iowa ammunition train according to men who returned from the mobiliz ation nlivlit H Is suit by these men that their physical exam inations uere held up ano that men from outside Das Slainas ilrojiiieil on tbo slightest excuse while Des Moines recruitlnj officers were still jetting men dating their papers back to Inly 14 and running them in ahead for examination Tho City merv reported oarly Monday morning but got no examin ations until yesterday Some of them became so disgusted that they declined to complete their examinations and came home said that there was littlechance of their being accepted The matter lias come to the atten tion of local men of prominence who may ask an Inquiry Into the manner of mustering tlie train The boys who have returned from Des Moines are Toe Patton Leltoy Igou John Walters Vern Barlow and Orton Kirschman Hardware Men Are Meeting Today Members of the board of directors of the Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance association held a meeting this morn ing in the homo office of tho associa tion The board handled routine office work and passed on a number of questions but nothing of Importance was transacted at this meeting The board drove to Clear Lake this afternoon where they are spending the afternoon hours and will return In time to be entertained at a dinner to be given at the Country club this even Ing Among the men who attended the meeting today are L C Abbott of ifarshalUown president W G C Bag ley treasurer and A U Sale secre tary and R J Breokenridge of Brook lyn T N Peterson of Council Bluffs G A Bleber of Ft Atkinson C R Keating of Mt Ayr W B Baum gartner of Dubuquo and K F Lelbslo of Des Moinea members of the board of directors IR RAYMOND WESTOX GOES TO FRAJVCK SOON A telegram received today from Dr Raymond of Chicago who is attached to a Chicago hospital unit as a surgeon says he has been order ed to France soon He will arrive here for a visit at the home of his parents tomorrow Members of the local guard com panies are having home made cake with their dinners today thanks to the generosity oE the mothers and friends of the Rockwell platoon of D Company The Rockwell last nightsent up thirty fine cakos for the companies thereby setting a fine example for Mason City friends of the guard to follow Women of the East Park club this morning sent two bundles of towels to the armory A good supply of towels Is being accumulated so each man will have at least ona Home Green Stufi Some donations of green vegetables are coming to the kitchen but not a great many The cooks uid mess ser geants thankfully receive all food atuffs of this kind KENYON LEARNS TO RUN ELEVATOR Washington July other day one of the clerks in the senate office building had some work to do before catching a train out of town and reached the building at 7 oclock two hours before any of the senator ial force are scheduled to go to work Just as he entered the door he heard an elevatorr start and he yell ed up lustily responded the elevator conductor as he brought the car down to the floor level The clerk was bowled off his when he saw that Senator Ken yon was the man run ning the elevator Step right In Ive got this thing down pat tho senator said with assurance Ive been beating the elevator man down lately and Ive learned to run the car the senator ex plained The war time rush ia responsible for the crimp the Iowa senator has putyin the senatorial dignity customs and usages After missing meals for a week with overtime work he fixed a new schedule for at oclock reaching the office at 7 a and finding he could just about maka It In twelve hours and get away for dinner at 7 oclock An obliging ele vator conductor taught him how to run the contraption and save time climbing four flights of marble steps Senator Kenyon led the fight for the two food bills through tha senate and now is on the conference com mittee on both bills This brings him endless extra work And on top of it all a new pork barrel rivers and harbors bill came up in the senate and a pork bill is a standing challenge to the lowan that hasnt a chance in the world of getting by without a fight Anyone who thinks the lot of an Iowa legislator is an easy one in war time has another think coming There is more hard work being done in Washington right now than in any other spot on the globe unless it be in the front line trenches and even the men in the trenches get a period of rest In between charges that Is de nied the solon who sticks on the job And Washington right now is not the coolest spot In the world DROWNED Des Moines July E Gaynor 20 years old son of Mr and Mrs L R Gaynor of Dos Moines was drowned yesterday afternoon In Lake Okoboji Young Gaynor was a junior In Drake University First American Casualty Oc curred Today When Sol dier HE TINKERED WITH A BOMB IT WAS LOADED Only Had Light Charge so He Escaped With Loss of Hand and Was Not Killed National Guardsmen at the armory here are to have free of charge the services each evetiing of a competent instructor in French When N F Franchere heard that the war de partment had issued a book intended to be of service in helping soldiers to get a workirfg knoweldge of French he became interested Knowing that learning the words is one thing and learning to pro nounce them so they would be under stood by a Frenchman is another Mr Franchere last night offered his ser vices to Capt Clark and Capt Gar man He js going to the armory each evening to help such of the men as want to study the French primer Furnished by the department It is thought that a large number of the men will take advantage of tlie opportunity With teh American Army in France July first field cas ualty among the American forces oc curred today A soldier became too inquiistive in regard to the construc tion o a live bomb among the supplies brought to camp for training purposes He extracted the safety pin in some manner and very soon thereafter a loud explosion oc curred Fortunately for the soldier the bomb did not contain a charge of full strength or ho would have been blown to pieces As It was he es caped with the loss of his right hand At every vantage point near the camp men In khaki and bmeii in blue could be seen today drilling marching and digging side by side Field maneuvers were in progress at several places while from secluded spots came the rattle of guns Musketry practice was being held aad on every hand was activity which was most impressive KnjojKaclx Other The French and American soldiers I seem to enjoy their association thor oughly The French frankly admil the aptitude of their enthusiastic pu jils IVsits to the French fiont un doubtedly will be quite frequent hi the future so officers may acquaint themselves with conditions of life on the front line in its various phases including routine us well as the act ual working out of offensive and de fensive plans LOSKS ANOTHKU It became necessary yesterday for surgeons to remove another finger from the right hand of L E Swan which was crushed iu an accident at the beet sugar plant last Friday Two fingers were first removed and it was thought the third one could be saved but circulation could not be restored Mr Swan who is the superintend ent millwright In charge of a large part of the machinery installation was supervising the lowering into place of the shaft of a large electric generator He supposed the shaft was blocked up but it was not and caught his hand It was fivo minutes before it could be removed and meanwhile a stiidbolt was penetrating his wrist He Is now recovering rapidly and able to be out of ths hospital part of the time but will remain there un til danger of infection is entirely past Baby Drinks Fly Poison But Quick Action Saves Him Story of Attempt to Kill Kwiser Is Irnbnbly Untrue Amsterdam July Welser Zoitung of Bremen prints prominent ly stories with more or less elabor ate particulars which have gained currency of an attempt made recently on the life of Emperor William The details include one report that the emperors jaw was smashed The newspaper says The general commanding at Alto na in reply to our inquiry authorizes us to make the following announce ment As the result of inquiry made in proper quarters H may bo staled that the rumor of an attempt on the kaiser is wholly Fly poison camo near taking a Ma son City baby as a victim yesterday when the baby oC Mr and Mrs Al exander Truclo 11G South Madison got hold of a fly paper dish and drank some of the contents Mrs Trudo no ticed what had happened almost be fore tho little fellow had taken tho poiaon and promptly called a doctoi Tne emetic given in accordance with his clirectiono prov ed sufficient antidote and baby was soon forgetting his troubles oven it Ills parents were not It was said today the little ono was suffering no bad effects from the dote ROBBER SUSPECTS IN BOLD EFFORT TO MAKE ESCAPE New Hampton July Kezar of New Hampton assisted by Special Agent Boardman of tho C M St arrested John Morris Joe i and Ed McGIlt of St Paul Long Struggle to Overcome Central Powers is Assured Prospects for ISrief Conflict o Glim mering AVitli Russinn Army Collapse Washington July attempt ia made here to minimize the serious ness of the situation in the war thea tres in Europe The United States is in tho war and will go through with It but any hope of a short struggle has gone glimmering with the appar ent complete collapse of the Russian war machine The development was not unex pected by many army officers When the offensive of July 1 was started by the Russian forces the most fre quent comment heard here was that It was probably the dying kick of the old Russian machine For the United States the Russian collapse mayhave an immediate and direct bearing It will If the Ger man general staff presses its advan tage and release additional German forces to bolster up the western front where American troops are to he en gaged The German line on the west has not been seriously impaired at any point officials here believe FEAR OF DRAFT IS CAUSE FOR SUICIDE Keokulc that he would tie drafted into the first war army the United States caused Tames R Blery of Carthage to shoot himself with ashot gun yester day He died at a local hospital to day He was 22 years old and friends said he had been depressed since the draft drawing at Washington last Friday when his serial number was among the first thousand drawn Conferees Begin Wrankle on the Food Control Law Washington July on the food control bill today under took to reconcile differences between the house and senate with a vigor ous fight threatened over certain fea tures of the legislation The task was made the more diffi cult by tho action of tha house by Its Instructing its conferees to disagree to all senate amendments Still Keep Pounding Away Along Aisne Front in Ef fort to Break Thru ENORMOUS PRICE PAfD FOR TRENCH French on Other Hand Pene trate German Lines at Number of Places Paris July assaults were reopened last night along a iront of about two miles on the Aiane front from a point east of Hurtebiae to Bovollos The French official statement Issued this afternoon says that at the cost of tremendous losses the Germans were able to penetrate into certain elements of the French first line trenches North of Aubrive in the Cham pagne district the French ptmeratetj the German trenches the statement says and inflicted heavy losses on the Germans On other parts of the Champagne front the artillery boiu oardmejit was violent Thefighting lasted all night the French every attack made by the Germans Oerninii Clnims Berlin July pa sitions on the Aisne front northeast of Hurtebise were captured today by the Germans the war office annouuc ch tlienchljs on a front of 1SOO metres and 400 metres deep south of Allies was stormed the statement adds Violent arttllery lighting continues on the northern end of the Franco Belgian front from the const as far as Lyes Mrs Mooneys Lawyer Will Ask for Bonds San Francisco July for Mrs Rena Mbouoy acqnUted yes terday of a murder charge growing out of lUe preparednass parade bomb explosion here last summer announc ed they would move today tha sho bo admitted to hail on seven other indictments charging her with der In connection with the Germanys Dream About Over Claim Soldiers Captured gaudy Silk shirt he was wparlne of f viuiury accorain risers Picked 1 ernoon He wore five sillc shirts and two suits of clothes and carried a half dozen silk socks and silk waists That evening MoiTla partners were found two miles south of New Hamp ton attired in similar fashion Oel wein officials reached New Hampton at midnight to take ths prisoners back While discussing the case In the office the three dug through the jail wall and were about to make their getaway hi a car standing near the jail but the attempt was discov ered by Night Watchman Krugor Shortly after leaving New Hampton tta tire of the car driven by tho Oel wein officers returning tho prisoners to Oelwein blew out and it Is thought to have been punctured by tho trio The officers are now trying to locate the rest of the stolen goods and the money CHEIIOKKK RUBBKR MAN CANNOT IJE INJURKD IIY MKItKLY OVKIl Cherokee July of Cherokee are wondering whether or not Floyd Barnes Is made of rubber He was riding his bicycle along the street tho other day when suddenly he turned front of a slowly moving car He was knocked down and two wheels ran over him one across the abdomen and the other across the leg He was rushed to the hospital but hi a day or two was able to walk home and Is nosv as lively as ever SOLDIERS TRRATKD AVKLL Ingo County Citizens Aro Generous in Their Treatment of Co E Shenandoah July 2G Com pany E Third Iowa infantry of this city has received more than their share of good things since going to camp utin ijtusil nattered and the ballot among all classes there now is that the war for Duty on the Staff ot Surgeon General Gorgas Tho city of Shenandoah and sur rounding towns recently presented the company with a new Ford truck for the commissary department tho money being raised to pay for same in less than a day WETS AND DUYS Tlr West Liberty July Washington July 26 Leaders goon General Gorgas of the United representing the wea and dry factions States army has telegraphed Charles In the senate today agreed to con J Mackey former mayor of West slder Sealtor Shenpards national pro Liberty to report at Washington D hlbitlon constitutional amendment at onco for duty on hia staff Alt next week Senator Shepard and Mrs Mackey are offering their agreed to accept an amendment fixing automobile and household roods at a limit of six years In which the auction and expect to leave Sundav states must act upon tho amendment for the natiaiwi capital 7 A represtmttttlva of the Associated 1 ress who has just returned here af a visit to the large internment amp at Dorchester where approxi mately German prisoners art quartered is enabled to present many inlerontinK side lights on the Gorman viewpoint as by men of all types who have fought with the Ger man forces on land uurl and in the air These may bo summarized as follows Germany having held out thus far she Is prepared to hold out to the end The economic situation In Ger many Is not us bad assjt has been re ported either by tho belligerent or neutral press MAN KILLED IN SUB EXPLOSION FORMER MATE OFJLOCAL MAN Machinist1 Mate K A vho ivrui killed 5csterday fn tho explosion tr KUH on submarine A7 at Cavite I I la a formiir shipmate of T a Wil liams quartermaster In charge of tho local navy recruiting station and were on tho UaleiKh together a few years ago WANT DAWLRY POU TUDGK Llnii County liar Association Malces Unqualified Kndorsclnont Cedar Rapids July mooting of tile Linn County Bar asso ciation was culled by the president Henry Rlckol to Indorse F F Daw ley for judge of the district court to fill the new office created by thelast legislature The appointment was tendered to David Voris of Marlon by Governor Harding Voria wascompel ed to refuse the office on account of III health Tho bar Is a unit tor ley FORMKIl MAYOR CAMMED ;